Blues uses big second period to beat Vegas, 4-1 (11/17/18)LAS VEGAS -- Ryan O'Reilly scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Friday night. The Blues are 4-1-0 against the Pacific Division this season and 3-0-2 against the Golden Knights since the start of last season. Brayden Schenn and Oskar Sundqvist also scored for St. Louis...
Chiefs defense getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks (11/16/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had the Cardinals' Josh Rosen seeing red last week. As in a whole lot of red jerseys right in his face. The Chiefs sacked Arizona's rookie quarterback five times in their 26-14 victory. They hit him 13 times, forced a fumble and generally made life miserable on a cold afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium...
Blues come up short, fall 1-0 to Blackhawks (11/15/18)CHICAGO -- Jeremy Colliton got his first win as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak. Chicago's slide began with a 7-3 loss at St. Louis on Oct. 27, and Colliton took over after Joel Quenneville was fired Nov. 6. The Blackhawks then dropped his first three games behind the bench before shutting down the Blues in the opener of a three-game homestand...
Blues goalie Luke Opilka retires after hip surgeries (11/13/18)ST. LOUIS -- Blues goaltender Luke Opilka announced his retirement Monday after two surgeries in two years to address hip dysplasia. The 21-year-old Opilka was drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (146th overall) in 2015. He previously played for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League, appearing in 75 games and posting a 40-24-6 record...
Chiefs' maligned defense shines in victory over Arizona Cardinals (11/13/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs finally got Justin Houston back onto the field Sunday against Arizona, and the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker made one of the plays of the game when he picked off Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen on a second-half screen pass...
Johnson stonewalls Sharks in Blues' 4-0 win (11/10/18)ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues goalie Chad Johnson swears he wasn't in a special zone or mindset. The San Jose Sharks might disagree. Johnson made 33 saves for his first shutout with St. Louis, helping the Blues beat the Sharks 4-0 on Friday night. "I don't really think about being locked in or on," Johnson said. "I don't think about how I feel. You kind of go out there. You prepare. I prepare the same way every day. I just try to feel the same way or not feel at all."...
Chiefs QB Mahomes will go against another familiar young gun (11/10/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Patrick Mahomes Reunion Tour rolls on Sunday when the young, record-setting quarterback leads the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. Last week, Mahomes shredded the Cleveland Browns while outplaying their rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield. The two met when Mahomes was being recruited to Texas Tech and Mayfield helped to serve as his host, and their relationship continued even when Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma...
Chiefs using screen plays in creative new ways on offense (11/9/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Patrick Mahomes had been shredding the Patriots defense all night with his incredible arm strength and downfield precision in a back-and-forth shootout last month when it looked as if the Chiefs quarterback might be finally corralled by a well-timed blitz...
Missouri men's basketball wins opener over Central Arkansas 68-55 (11/7/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri sophomore transfer Mark Smith shot just 23.2 percent from 3 in his freshman season at Illinois. When the NCAA granted Smith eligibility in late October, the Tigers expected him to contribute, but maybe not like he did Tuesday night...
O'Reilly's hat trick leads St. Louis Blues over Hurricanes 4-1 (11/7/18)ST. LOUIS -- Ryan O'Reilly notched his first NHL hat trick and Robby Fabbri added his first goal in almost two years, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. St. Louis goalie Chad Johnson, starting his second game of the season, recorded 38 saves. It was his first victory as a member of the Blues and his first since March 31, 2018, when he was playing for Buffalo...
Saints beat Rams; Chiefs down Browns (11/5/18)NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Thomas caught a late 72-yard touchdown reception and then celebrated with a cellphone in a throwback to another famous New Orleans play, and the streaking Saints handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss of the season with a 45-35 win on Sunday...
Wainwright finalizes $2M, bonus-laden deal with Cards (10/30/18)ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright became a free agent Monday, then finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals that allows him to earn $8 million in performance bonuses as a starting pitcher, $3 million for relief appearances and $4 million more for games finished...
Watkins emerging as a star for Chiefs (10/30/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sammy Watkins was supposed to be a game-changing star when the Buffalo Bills drafted him fourth overall in 2014, the kind of speedy wide receiver that could make plays all over the field. It never worked out that way. Watkins had a 1,000-yard season and was reasonably productive, but he never quite hit the stardom that was expected of him. ...
Missouri football looks to set roadblock for No. 12 Kentucky, Snell (10/27/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 12 Kentucky made its offensive identity crystal clear last week in a 14-7 victory over Vanderbilt. Quarterback Terry Wilson threw for 18 yards on just 3-for-9 passing. Runningback Benny Snell Jr. dashed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries...
Chiefs look for season sweep of rival Broncos (10/27/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Denver Broncos did everything right in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks ago, holding Patrick Mahomes and their high-powered offense in check for 30 minutes. Everything unraveled after the break. The Chiefs found their rhythm behind a stable of offensive stars, their defense began to stop Broncos rookie running backs, and Kansas City mounted a second-half charge that resulted in yet another victory over its biggest rival in what has become a one-sided series.. ...
Loss of Porter forces Missouri basketball to recalibrate (10/25/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Michael Porter Jr. was supposed to leave a lasting impression on the Missouri basketball program when one of the top players in the nation committed to play for the Tigers last season. Then his brother Jontay was supposed to be the one to do it...
Chiefs continue to shine despite tough stretch of season (10/23/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had just scored their second touchdown in less than 10 seconds of game time, an interception that Ron Parker returned untouched for a score, and taken a 38--7 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals with nearly an entire quarter to go...
Blues cough up late lead in overtime loss to Jets (10/23/18)WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Bryan Little tied it late in the third period and Jacob Trouba scored in overtime to help the Winnipeg Jets overcome a two--goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 5--4 on Monday night. Trouba took a pass from Kyle Connor and shot into an open side of the net behind goalie Jake Allen. It was Trouba's first goal of the season...
Missouri basketball loses Porter to knee injury (10/23/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri star Jontay Porter tore ligaments in his knee during a closed scrimmage with Southern Illinois on Sunday and will miss the upcoming season. The school said the sophomore forward tore his ACL and MCL but declined further comment...
Pro Sports Schedule
NFLHouston at Washington, 12 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
Dallas at Atlanta, 1 p.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 12 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 12 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Denver at L.A. Chargers, 3:05 p.m.
Oakland at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 7:20 p.m.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
MenNo. 10 Kentucky vs. VMI, 5 p.m.
No. 11 Michigan State vs. Tennessee Tech, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Kansas State vs. Pennsylvania at UVI Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 6:30 p.m.
No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. No. 23 Purdue at TD Arena, Charleston, S.C., 7:30 p.m.
No. 18 Michigan vs. Providence at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn., 12:30 p.m.
WomenNo. 3 Oregon vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m.
No. 6 Mississippi State vs. Coppin State, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Stanford vs. Ohio State, 3 p.m.
No. 9 Maryland at No. 10 South Carolina, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Tennessee vs. Florida A&M, 1 p.m.
No. 14 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
No. 17 N.C. State vs. Radford, 1 p.m.
No. 18 Syracuse vs. Bucknell, 1 p.m.
No. 21 South Florida vs. Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
No. 22 Arizona State at Arkansas, 7 p.m.
No. 23 California vs. Pacific, 4 p.m.
No. 24 Miami at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m.
NBAMemphis at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 5 p.m.
New York at Orlando, 5 p.m.
Portland at Washington, 5 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 6 p.m.
NHLDallas at N.Y. Islanders, 12 p.m.
New Jersey at Carolina, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Vegas at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
MOTORSPORTSNASCAR Monster Energy, Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla., 1:30 p.m.
TennisATP World Tour, Nitto ATP Finals, London
GolfLPGA Tour, CME Group Tour Championship, Naples, Fla.
European Tour, DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PGA Tour, RSM Classic, St. Simons Island, Ga.
PGA Tour of Australasia, Emirates Australian Open, Sydney